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Bug#365203: rootskel: Please support the ppc64 architecture

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 08:01:00PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 01 May 2006 08:52, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > The 'debian-installer' patch which I am currently using to build and 
> > test d-i on ppc64 is 96 lines long. It basically reuses the config
> > files from the existing powerpc/powerpc64 case by directly including
> > them. 
> Adding the extra files under installer/build is no real issue. Any changes 
> in tools or the Makefile needed?

> > I have built a version of d-i for ppc64 which includes a mini.iso.
> > That mini.iso boots fine on my ppc64 machine and the installation
> > process starts and works up to a point.
> >
> > I had to set up the network manually to get around a problem with the
> > automatic DHCP setup and there is also a problem with the partition
> > detection.
> Does (lib)parted already work for you or could the partitioning problems 
> have their base there?

I believe its problem may be related to partman-prep, as this is the same
problem causing yaboot trouble on the same hardware with 32bit userland (but
64bit kernel). Fixing this was on my TODO list, so i guess its up to you to
fix it or find a volunteer for doing it. Good luck to you.

libparted itself is 64bit clean, and should know how to handle those partition
tables. Bastian would have noticed if not.


Sven Luther

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